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Mini Aussie Nipping and Growling at Cats
We have had our Mini Aussie since she was 10 weeks old. She grew up with the cats around her, so she should be used to them... that was our hope. She will be laying on her dog bed and a cat will walk by with 5 feet between them. She will growl at them and has now started to snap or nip at them. She rarely gives a warning sign, she just snaps at them.
We tell her to "leave it" or "NO". She will leave it that time but the next time she won't. We walk her everyday, mentally stimulate her with training and hiding treats for her to find, we give her love and attention. If we give her a bone to chew on she will guard it from the cats and snap at them more. So we are not sure what to do. We want to keep her but if she continues trying to bite the cats for no reason... it's hard to keep a dog like that around 3 cats.